Dr. Marieke Hartman has a Public Health background, with a particular interest in bridging public health research and practice.
Marieke Hartman finished her BSc in Public Health in 2005, with a minor in Movement Science and a major in Health Education. A year later she completed her MSc in Public Health, with a specialization in Health Education and Promotion at Maastricht University in 2006.
After completing her studies, she started working as a research assistant in her home town Rotterdam at the department of Public Health of Erasmus MC (2006-2007). She subsequently carried out her PhD project in Amsterdam on the topic of health promotion (weight-gain prevention) in a multiethnic population. This project was part of the Academic Collaboration for Public Health between the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam) and the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA). Such an Academic Collaboration for Public Health is meant to bridge research, practice and policy. Through this academic collaboration, she also conducted practice-led research to make a practice-based nutrition intervention theory and evidence-based; and to evaluate a group educational program during early pregnancy from 1ste lijn Amsterdam.
During the final stage of her PhD, Marieke Hartman was invited for a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Here she was mentored by Prof. dr. L. Kay Bartholomew, developer of the intervention mapping approach to design health promotion interventions. She continued working on bridging research and practice, both by developing training and internet tools to promote evidence-based practice, as well as collaborating on the dissemination and adaptation of evidence-based programs to new populations and settings.
After 2,5 years, Marieke returned to the Netherlands to continue working as a researcher at the AMC-UvA on the FAMILY project: a community-based research project to prevent childhood overweight and obesity with a family ecological and cultural sensitive approach. To also be able to apply her passion for teaching, she started tutoring at EUC in January 2017. Currently, she fully focuses on teaching as a lecturer and tutor for the Life Sciences department of EUC.